Kyrgyzstan: China Seeks “Silk Road” on Rails

Railway envy: will Kyrgyzstan's new government oblige China with transit rights for a new track? (Photo: David Trilling)

Kyrgyzstan’s president-to-be, Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev, and his political allies seem intent on calibrating the cash-strapped country’s foreign policy so that it aligns with Bishkek’s dire economic needs.

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: China Seeks “Silk Road” on Rails

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